I had to decide between posting it in "DSLR", "Lens and Accessories", or "Camera Operating".
I decided to post it here, because I do not primarily focus on DSLR cameras, nor do I look for consulting on which lens to buy (though you can share our experiences and suggestions, pimarily about Canon lenses).
I'm considering to buy a new lens for my Canon T3i.
I have right now 2 lenses. One with and one without IS and I have to say that I appreciate the IS a lot. I can shoot with 35 or even 50 mm (on crop) without nocticeable shakings.
Now I want to buy a new lens but my desire to have IS reduces the number of possibilities a lot.
Without IS would be much easier to decide. So I would like to know how important it is for you guys.
Do you fix shackings in post? Or you always use tripods? Or have magic hands without slightest shackes even with some zoom in it? Or use other gear what actualy helps a lot?
I also film sometimes documentaries or other things, where I do not have the time to set up my tripod.
I anyway don't like Tripods too much, because I am less flexible in my camera movements compared to handheld.
I just would like to know your opinion, struggles and experiences with handheld shooting and whether you recommend too look specificly for a IS lens or not.